1937 $5 prefex H/S minor ink smear

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1937 $5 prefex H/S minor ink smear

Post by William Fowler » Sat Jan 14, 2023 9:30 pm

I picked this up at an auction, and when I got it I realized it had a printing error. I think it is an Ink Smear on the reverse upper right hand corner. What do you all think. Is it worth a little bit extra?
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Re: 1937 $5 prefex H/S minor ink smear

Post by Nota_phil » Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:23 pm

The minor bit of ink that slightly smears through into the border of some 1935, 1937 & 1954 series is common enough to be considered within tolerance of QC. The presence of this sort of thing is minor (not dramatic enough to be considered an error). I have seen these about as often as a bit off-centred designs (also not considered errors). In fact, some collectors might avoid these notes (preferring clean/clear borders) & may look upon such smearing the same as a poorly centred note (I don't consider them that way but some perfectionist may).
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Re: 1937 $5 prefex H/S minor ink smear

Post by William Fowler » Fri Jan 20, 2023 3:31 pm

Nota_phil wrote:
Tue Jan 17, 2023 2:23 pm
The minor bit of ink that slightly smears through into the border of some 1935, 1937 & 1954 series is common enough to be considered within tolerance of QC. The presence of this sort of thing is minor (not dramatic enough to be considered an error). I have seen these about as often as a bit off-centred designs (also not considered errors). In fact, some collectors might avoid these notes (preferring clean/clear borders) & may look upon such smearing the same as a poorly centred note (I don't consider them that way but some perfectionist may).

Thank You for sharing your knowledge with me, I always learn something new when I look through these forums.

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Re: 1937 $5 prefex H/S minor ink smear

Post by Nota_phil » Sat Feb 04, 2023 12:18 pm

Thank You for sharing your knowledge with me, I always learn something new when I look through these forums.
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